Trade mark decision

BL Number
O/144/00
Decision date
27 April 2000
Hearing Officer
Mr M Foley
Mark
THE RENNIE MACKINTOSH COLLECTION
Classes
14, 20
Applicant
Carrick Jewellery Ltd
Opponents
Chateau Watches Ltd & George Panton & Son Ltd
Opposition
Sections 5(1)(a), (b), (c) & (d); Sections 3(3)(a) & (b), and Sections 5(4)(a) & (b)

Result

Sections 3(1)(b) & (c) - Opposition successful

Sections 3(1)(a) & (d) - Opposition failed

Sections 3(3)(a) & (b) - Opposition failed

Sections 5(4)(a) & (b) Opposition failed

Points Of Interest

Summary

The opposition succeeded under Sections 3(1)(b) and (c), the Hearing Officer's reasoning corresponding, so far as the words RENNIE MACKINTOSH in the mark were concerned, with that set forth in respect of a co-pending application (SRIS O/143/00), involving the same parties and the same evidence, though he further found that the additional words failed to make the mark as a whole any more distinctive. Opposition failed on all other grounds, again for the reasons set forth in O/143/00.

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